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CIfA Newsflash 49/2020 | Use of the 2018 Suite of JBCC Documents

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Some years ago, The Practice & Professional Development Committee of the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) recommended against the use of 2014 editions of the JBCC Suite of documents as the Committee was of the opinion that they were badly drafted and contained a significant number of contradictions. JBCC has now completely withdrawn these editions […]

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CIfA Newsletter | September 2020

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Dear CIfA Members Attached, please find the latest CIfA Newsletter below. 43591_07-08_nationalgovernment_Final Guideline Professional Fees 20190808 MACMILLAN FOUNDATION BURSARY Books_Price List July 2020 CIfA_CPD Videos Information_25032020 Ebrahim_CV – 092020 Imizamo Yethu and Langa exhibition booklet (lr)_MARKED UP SOLD Newsletter_092020_Final Version

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CIfA Newsflash 44/2020 | GABRIEL THERON (GAWIE) FAGAN – HULDEBLYK (M.Kruger en H.Lourens)

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Dear CIfA Member Attached find tribute to Gawie Fagan as prepared by Martin Kruger and Henk Lourens. Gawie Fagan_Eervolle Argitek en Kollega_Martin Kruger en Henk Lourens

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CIfA Newsflash 46/2020 | CPUT – Apply Now for Exciting Advanced Diploma Programmes

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Dear CIfA Member Interior Design and Architectural Technology Diploma graduates have just days left to apply for the new Advanced Diploma programmes in Interior Design and Architectural Technology. The programmes, which were implemented this year, are offered in parallel and through a blended methodology including online, office-based, and on-campus learning settings. This learning design is […]

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CIfA Newsflash 45/2020 | OBITUARY: Philip Fish May 1955 – July 2020

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Philip Fish May 1955 – July 2020 Our dear friend and colleague Philip Fish passed away on 4 July 2020. We were honoured to be asked by Linda, Philip’s wife and love of his life, to prepare these words in his memory. Philip was not only a friend for more than 40 years, but a […]

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CIfA Newsflash 43/2020 | CoCT Staff Circulars 012 of 2020 & 013 of 2020

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The following City of Cape Town Staff Circulars are attached for your records: Staff circular 012 of 2020: Height interpretation: Item 22(c) of the City of Cape Town Development Management Scheme (DMS) Staff Circular 013/2020: Item 136B Boundary Walls Staff Circular 012 of 2020_Interpretation of Item 22 of the CoCT DMS Staff Circular 013 – […]

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CIfA Newsflash 44/2020 | GABRIEL THERON (GAWIE) FAGAN 15.11.1925 – 13.09.2020

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It is with immense sadness that I share the news of the passing of Gabriel Theron (Gawie) Fagan with you. Gawie was in his own bed which he made as a student, in his bedroom filled with the books of knowledge that informed his work, surrounded by the objects and the people who gave meaning […]

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CIfA Newsflash 41/2020 | Management Committee Term Extended

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Members are herewith notified that according to the CIfA Constitution and By-Laws (attached below), this year would be an election year where candidates are elected to serve on the Management Committee of the Cape Institute for Architecture. The current Committee’s term ends December 2020. CIFA a Region of SAIA FINAL with CIfA Bylaws 01082015 Clause […]

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CIfA Newsflash 42/2020 | My Favourite Project – Instagram

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We received 44 submissions for the We started publishing these projects on Instagram as well as Facebook and invite you, our Insta Family, to vote and tell us what your favourite project is by liking the post of any of the entries received from our architectural practitioners. Let us know what you think??? #myfavoriteprojectcifa  #Celebratedarchitecture  […]

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CIfA Newsflash 40/2020 | MacMillan Foundation Bursary Information

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THE MACMILLAN FOUNDATION The Macmillan foundation is a registered NPC, established for training and empowerment. Qualifying students can apply for bursaries in support of the completion of their post-graduate degree in Architecture. More than that, the NPC is focused on investing time, sharing knowledge and providing a support framework, for future designers and critical thinkers! […]

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CIfA Newsflash 39/2020 | CPUT Architectural Technology Third Year Students – Request for Placement

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Dear Members We hope everyone is doing well under the circumstances. We have been approached by the CPUT Architectural Technology Third Year Team, in relation to work placements for their Third Year Students. These students are typically required to spend a minimum of 18 weeks in practice, but in lieu of the COVID situation, their […]

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CIfA Newsflash 38/2020 | The JBCC Have Published Two New Contracts

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The JBCC has published the following new documents: JBCC Small & Simple Works Contract, Edition 1.0 – May 2020 This JBCC® Small and Simple Works Contract is intended for alterations, renovations and additions to existing buildings, or new building works that are not more than three storeys in height and where no sophisticated building systems […]

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CIfA Newsflash 37/2020 | OBITUARY: Jan Corewijn 1949 – 2020

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Jan Corewijn 18/03/1949 – 02/08/2020 Jan Corewijn, Architect, multi-talented artist and inventive, ever-resourceful master restorer, died on Sunday 2 August 2020. Jan was born in Belgium, but his parents relocated and settled in Cape Town in the mid-1950s. His father was a highly skilled Tool & Die Maker, and a fine artist, who imparted his […]

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CIfA Newsflash 36/2020 | Comment on the City’s Draft Revised Parking Policy

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The below information was taken from the website of the City of Cape Town and can be accessed here: http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Have-your-say/Issues-open-for-public-comment/draft-revised-parking-policy About the policy The City approved its first Parking Policy in 2014. The policy addresses all aspects of the public and private provision, management, regulation, enforcement and pricing of parking. The Policy needed revision in […]

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CIfA Newsflash 35/2020 | DTPW Graduate Bursary and Internship Opportunity

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The Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006. It partnered with higher education institutions (HEI), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines: Property […]

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